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, what a last hour we've just had. i'm mandy drury sitting in for maria bartiromo. bill griff sit coming back in just any moment now. meantime, stocks are sinking after a relatively hawkish fed minutes. that kind of spooked investors, and as you can see we're just settling up now, but it looks like the dow is down by 110 point and the nasdaq off 49, 1.5% less and the s&p 500 down by 1.2%, sitting there at 1511. as you can clearly see in terms of absolute numbers, 14,000 no more. we're now below that mark on the dow. bill? >> so, the question becomes was the day's downturn just a fluke, or is it the beginning of a much anticipated correction? let's ask peter sorrentino from huntington asset advisers, allen gale, michael jones from riverfront investment group and our own rick santelli. everybody is in the water at this point. what do you think? i mean, you know, everybody has been scratching their heads as the market continued higher here, but they were at least willing to stay with the trend as long as it was in place. has the trend ended today, do you think? >> well, first of all, i've b
for coming. >>> the tax man cometh. there is a new movement to tax internet shopping. mandy drury is here. they seem to become united on stopping the tax-free shopping. they want the cash. >> absolutely. critics on both sides of the aisle have introduced legislation that could force retailers to collect sales taxes in order to end the handicappeds on the brick and mortar stores. it would allow taxes on transactions from within the state so long as the online business has more than $1 million in annual domestic sales. on the flipside, as you can imagine, some tech companies have spoken out and argued that an online sales tax like that would stunt the growth of online retail and some republicans have even said it's basically a tax increase. we'll have to see how it goes and it's quite significant for stocks like amazon. >> and speaking of shopping, that iconic blue box from tiffany's, tiffany's suing costco because of knock-often gaugeme off engagement rings? >> yes. not just recently but apparently for many years. the lawsuit will seek exactly how many rings costco sold and the source
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